My Top Articles
Peep what I write, create, do shit.
Here are some articles I have written that are Black AF, plus size AF and queer AF. a.k.a ME, fam!
Been gone. Here’s why
I just have a few words
The scoop on Fenty Beauty Skin Tint
Complexion really is her thing. ￼
The women behind Black Girl Podcast on attraction, self-love and body positivity
The ladies talk being your best self with Bonnets and Durags podcast host Simone Arrington. ￼
Shop My Instagram
Want to know where I get all my looks? Well the secrets are out￼
I’ve spent over $400 replacing all of my old underwear with this sustainable panty brand
And I regret nothing
all of the Black Friday buys that were totally worth it
Take a look at everything that I bought on Black Friday and that you need to go snag for yourself to￼￼o
8 Gifts fot the Y2K Baby
2000s aesthetics are making a return, so snag any of these 2000s gifts to make the Y2K lover in your life feel seen this holiday season.
Editor Picks: Black-Owned Beauty Products On Sale For Black Friday
Peep all of my favorites that are on sale just for today and are Black owned￼ of course 🙇🏾♀️
Plus size-friendly Black Friday deals that are so worth it
Here are just some of my favorite brands that most body types can shop from and are all doing wild sales right now !
THE FAT GIRL GUIDE TO A DOPE-ASS, GUILT-FREE THANKSGIVING
I said what I said￼
Things I’m loving this month: October edition
Because the world sucks and these things don’t right now￼￼
Lizzo inspired my 'Bride of Chucky' look for Halloween
For my Halloween costume (in quarantine), I was inspired by one '90s body and one of today’s icons in music and fashion.
The Body Brat: Where TF did all the Black hands go
You might not realize it with all the fake inclusion going around, but Black hands in product photography is as scarce as Black people in, well, anything.
The Body Brat: To get through my period, I just wear these two products and my favorite undies
Here’s what I use to get through my Crimson wave 🩸🩸🩸￼
The Body Brat: I dyed my hair red in the pandemic and as a Black woman, it’s freeing AF
Beyoncé’s hairstylist discusses “Black is King,” the hairspiration” and those 30-foot braids
I got to interview Kim Kimble who was behind do you looks from spirit as well as that 30-foot long braid￼￼ed (wait for it) wig!￼
Black owned bag brands
Telfar is not the only black owned handbag brand, people. You can buy 2 maybe even five from these smaller Black owned handbag￼￼ brands ￼
Wing’n It Video: WLDKAT CBD Skincare Review
I tried this sustainable CBD skincare brand. Sooooo yeah. Here's what I think.
The Body Brat:Review of Pattern Beauty’s styling products
Y’all asked for a review, I am here to deliver.￼
The Body Brat: 14 small Black-owned fashion businesses to support
🗣Don’t forget to shop small today and everyday!!!
Saweetie’s B.A.P. AF nails
The nail salons are opening back up, so here’s some Saweetie nail inspo for your next appointment because you know there’s gonna be a line, sis￼ 🥰
The Body Brat: These Ugg slipper dupes are way cheaper than the real things
Don’t shoot the messenger, but these cute sliders are under $25￼ right now
The Body Brat: Review of the Tabria Majors x Fashion to Figure line
Welp, here are my final thoughts on this swimsuit line from this highly necessary collaboration. ￼￼
The Body Brat: 10 Under $10 Chic KISS Press-On Nails
Salons aren't open yet, so here ya go :-)
The Body Brat: You Can Shop Lizzo’s Snake Print One-Piece That She Twerked In — And It’s Under $50
Did you see Lizzo twerk in that one piece though? Here’s where you can buy it for yourself￼
Black lives matter, but not to these folks
The fourth day in July is one that I don’t acknowledge. Here’s why. ￼ is
In The Know: Tabria Majors’ Swimsuit Collection is Sexy Liberation for Plus Size People
I interviewed Tabria Majors on her Fashion to Figure swimsuit Collection￼￼￼ and what it means for Black creators and plus size people￼
These are the outfits 10 queer people wish they were wearing to Pride
By Katie Dupere
The Body Brat: Happy Pride! My “coming out” story
Here’s why “coming out” is a myth, per my experience
In The Know: All the Black-owned merch to send to your friend to celebrate Black joy
Here’s a list of merch items (by Black-owned brands)￼ to help you or your loved one celebrate Black joy.
In The Know: 14 Black-owned Beauty and wellness brands you can support today and every day
From the first Black-owned toothbrush brand to Black-owned nail polish collections, there are a lot of brands you’re missing out on￼
Fashion, Beauty & Culture Writer
Ari Bines is a Bronx-bred model and editor who specializes in fashion, beauty, and pop culture-related content. Being a Black, queer, and plus size Gen-Zennial, she tailors her content to include those who are often left unheard among the masses.
Her blog, TheBodyBrat.com started as a college project and is what she calls a guide to the fat girl lifestyle. Not only does she discuss the politics of sizism in pop culture, but she also offers helpful style guides and beauty tips for fat women and women of color. Now, after garnering over 1,000 subscribers on her blog and over 4.4K Instagram followers, Bines works in the media industry as a writer, model, and influencer.
Currently, she writes for the Gen Z and Millennial site In The Know while also contributing takes and style news to The Curvy Fashionista. Bines‘ work has also appeared in Okayplayer and Style Bistro. Plus, Bines has been featured in multiple publications including Revelist, Refinery29, Narcity, HelloGiggles, Blavity, Manrepeller, The Cut, InStyle.com, Allure, The Tylt, and Second Sight NYC Campaigns .